Las Vegas Market has announced a broad range of programming with more than 30 presentations, webinars, tours, seminars, award ceremonies and other special events – including 12 CEU-eligible courses – available before and during its Summer edition, July 30 – August 3, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas.
"Our comprehensive lineup of education and events, combined with trend-driven sourcing opportunities, makes Las Vegas Market an even-more compelling destination this summer," said Karen Olson, IMC Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "With a full roster of business-building presentations, networking events, award ceremonies and after-parties, Las Vegas Market’s Summer 2023 programming offers something for everyone."
FIRST LOOK Trends
A highlight of the Summer 2023 programming slate is Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK series, featuring a pre-market webinar and at-market seminar led by curator and trend expert Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. "FIRST LOOK WEST - Summer 2023 Webinar" explores three themes – FANTASY, REALITY and COMMUNITY – in a fast-paced overview of new product, noteworthy collections and best-selling designs on Wednesday, July 19, at 1 p.m. (PST). "FIRST LOOK - Summer 2023 LIVE at Market Seminar" is an in-person presentation of trend content on Monday, July 31, at 12:30 p.m. Supplementing the webinar and seminar are a guidebook, webpage and immersive on-campus display.
Tips for Sales Success
Retailer education provides valuable insights and inspiration for sales success. "The Future of Retail," led by Danny Goldstein of FS (Fashion Snoops), explores trends, innovations and consumer shifts that will impact both offline and online shopping in the next three to five years on Sunday, July 30, at 12:30 p.m.
In "Strategies to 10X Your Sales," Todd Youngblood, The B2B Advisor, in partnership with Specialty Sleep Association, offers guidance on providing a seamless omnichannel experience for customers on Monday, July 31, at 11:30 a.m.
"Actionable Insights from the Home Accents Today Retail Stars" features Home Accents Today Editor-in-Chief Allison Zisko leading a conversation with brick-and-mortar retailers named "Retail Stars" by the publication on Monday, July 31, at 1:30 p.m.
Retailers can explore great merchandising in practice via the “Visual Merchandising for Best Brand & Product Exposure Tour,” a one-hour exploration of the Las Vegas Market product displays created by MNK Studio with the artists Matt and Katie Allison on Tuesday, August 1 at noon.
Designer-focused programming features tips and trends to take business and creativity to the next level. In "The Power of Podcasts - Community Over Competition!" – produced in partnership with American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) and Las Vegas Market – top industry podcasters LuAnn Nigara, Rick Campos, Michelle Lynne, Rebecca Plumb and Shaun Crha discuss how to work with, learn from and engage other podcaster while encouraging individual growth and new ideas on Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m.
Programming on Monday, July 31 kicks off with an " Exclusive Insider Preview of Sherwin-Williams & Colour Hive Global 2024 Forecast!" featuring Sue Wadden of Sherwin-Williams and Daniel LaDuc of Colour Hive and MIX Magazine discussing hottest trends in exterior design and delving into the dynamic realm of surface and materials at 10:30 a.m.
In "Content Creation Has Entered the Chat: How Social Media Can Elevate Your Business," at 2:30 p.m., social media questions are addressed by Drew Michael Scott of LoneFoxHome; Kate Albrect and Joey Zehr of Mr. Kate; Melissa Demarco, Senior Talent Agent: Digital Media, Licensing, and Branding Division at A3 Artists Agency; and Mariam Rastegar - Senior Talent Manager of Digital Creation at Range Media Partners. The panel discussion will be led by Cindy Hodnett, executive editor, Brand Development for Bridgetower Media.
On Tuesday, August 1, "Ahead of the Curve" offers an exclusive preview of new products, trends and designs in home furnishings, gift, lifestyle and décor with a panel of West Coast designers that includes Erik Peterson, president of PHX Architecture; Diann Valentine, TV host and managing partner of Exhilarate Experiential; Sarah Latham, owner and principal designer of Latham Interiors; and moderated by Sarah Shelton, Senior Market Editor for Luxe Interiors + Design at 11 a.m.
Following at 12:30 p.m., "Ahead of the Curve - Meet & Greet" gives attendees the chance to meet and interact with the session's panelists at the Currey & Company showroom (C398).
In "Business of Design®: Recession Proof Your Business" at 1 p.m., BOD® Advocate-in-Chief Kimberley Seldon shares how to prepare for the changing economy and steps to cultivate long-term growth.
In "Take Your Photoshoots to The Next Level in 2024!" acclaimed interiors photographers Stephen Karlisch and Daniel Joseph, principal of Daniel Joseph Chenin Ltd., discuss new ways to shoot projects and products at 2 p.m.
In “How to Add Home Staging to Your Design Business” Shell Brodnax of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) addresses how to successfully integrate real estate staging into a design business at 4 p.m.
Programming on Wednesday, August 2 includes “Insider Photography Tips - Making the Most of Your Marketing & Money” with photographer Stephen Karlisch discussing how to craft a great photoshoot, pre-planning and styling tips, lighting, and money-saving ideas at 11 a.m.
New Buyer Overviews and Tours
Las Vegas Market expands its education for first-time attendees in Summer 2023. Newcomers can prepare for a first-time visit with a new "Attendee 101: Pre-Market Summer 2023 Webinar" led by Sarah Schuetz, IMC director of buyer services, on Thursday, July 20, at 1 p.m. Schuetz also leads an onsite "Attendee 101: Orientation & Tour" for newcomers on Sunday, July 30, at 10 a.m.
Adding to the roster of educational sessions are 15 Home Furnishings Association (HFA)-sponsored events, presented over three days and open to all Las Vegas Market attendees.
On Sunday, July 30, "Drive Profits With Customer Experience Strategies," led by Jonathan Schulman of CeXperentia, offers proven strategies for uncovering the voice of a customer at 9 a.m.
In "Increase Your Sales By 30% in 3 Easy Steps," Rob Ball of HFA Sales Academy shares three easy methods to grow business at 10:30 a.m.
"Lead Management Practices That Drive Traffic and Sales" with David McMahon of PerformNOW Inc. shows how the combination of automation and people performance can lead to long-term business growth at 1 p.m.
In "Unlock the Power of Social Media to Generate Sales," Crystal Vilkaitis of Crystal Media offers insight on why social media does or doesn't work at 2:30 p.m.
"Reach Your Target Audience With Streaming Advertising" with Eric Grindley of Esquire Advertising explores how retailers can use streaming television advertising to grow business at 4 p.m.
On Monday, July 31, "Lookalike Targeting: Double Your Reach New Digital Marketing Techniques," led by Fredy Wright of Conquest Digital Marketing, provides insider tips on the latest digital marketing techniques at 9 a.m.
In "3 Business Strategies to Drive Cash Flow," Dan Jablons of Retail Smart Guys offers three strategies to improve your cash flow at 10:30 a.m.
"Bridging the Gaps Between Bricks and Clicks Customer Experience" dives into five key areas for connecting online and offline retail customer experiences with a representative from the Podium interaction management tool at 1 p.m.
"The State of Marketing - What's Coming Next," led by Richard Harris, Orbit Interactive, explores what's on the horizon for traditional and digital marketing at 2:30 p.m.
"Take Control of Your Inbound Supply Chain" with Jenni Kimpel of J.B. Hunt Final Mile Delivery shows how to better understand inbound supply chain options and manage costs at 4 p.m.
On Tuesday, August 1, "Sales Training for Today's World of Retail," led by Vincent Mendez and Stacy Hafliger of ProtectAll by GBS Enterprises, explores the intersection of a traditional sales program and the modern sales experience at 9 a.m.
"How To Avoid 4 Common Pitfalls in Your Ecommerce Website" with Kasper Fopp of Wondersign provides tips to improve the customer experience, boost SEO, and drive more sales at 10:30 a.m.
"Discover The Game-Changing Benefits of Supplier-Fulfilled Retailing," led by Iman Schrock of Gigacloud Technology, explores a business model that takes inventory and direct fulfillment off the retailers’ plate and puts it in the hands of suppliers at 1 p.m.
In "Revolutionizing Retail: How Technology Can Enhance the Customer Experience," Russ Reynolds of FormPiper discusses the benefits of utilizing various technologies to streamline and manage customer interactions at 2:30 p.m.
"Hulu, YouTube TV, Netflix How to Buy CTV Advertising" with Richard Harris of Orbit Interactive offers information and guidance on streaming television at 4 p.m.
Market Celebrations and Tours
Las Vegas Market attendees can celebrate the industry and the start of market at the “Market Kick-Off Party” with music and complimentary drinks in the courtyard on Sunday, July 30, 5 – 7 p.m. Members of Las Vegas Market’s buying groups and industry organizations gather for a “Sip & Shop with Industry Partners” in the Gift and Home Temporaries in the Expo on Monday, July 31, 4-6 p.m.
The "2023 ANDYZ Awards Celebration" – presented by LVDC and the California Central/Nevada Chapter of ASID – celebrates the year's best design projects at a fun-filled celebration featuring Global Views' CEO David Gebhardt and COO Frederick Rayner as presenters on Sunday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m., with a cocktail reception following in the Global Views Showroom.
An "ASID Industry Partner Market Tour" gives attendees the opportunity to visit ASID's "industry partner" showrooms and to enjoy hospitality while connecting with industry peers on Monday, July 31, at 3 p.m. Additionally, a "Product Tour of RESA's #LVMkt Showrooms" led by RESA CEO Shell Brodnax offers insider tips and tricks for navigating the trade show and maximizing productivity at market on Tuesday, August 1, at 10 a.m.
Daily Amenities for Attendees
Las Vegas Market participants also can enjoy free amenities and entertainment throughout the Market week. Daily offerings include a "Buyers’ Morning Grab & Go Breakfast," 8-10 a.m.; "Happy Hour & Music in the Courtyard," 5-7 p.m. in the World Market Center Las Vegas Courtyard; and a "Market Beauty Bar," sponsored by Impressions Vanity, 3-6 p.m. in the Building B Lobby. Additionally, bars and entertainment can be found in the temporary exhibits and on the permanent showroom floors throughout the Market; and buyers can explore photo ops, product displays and other amenities in all four buildings.
The full Summer 2023 Las Vegas Market events calendar is available at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars. (NOTE: A full Market Events Calendar with dates, times and descriptions follows.)
Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2023 Las Vegas Market is July 30 - August 3, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit LasVegasMarket.com.